""She has dedicated her life to improving the situation of people with intellectual disabilities and their parents in Lithuania and elsewhere.""Angelika Hild
"The bigger problem comes if the EC’s flawed approach becomes the basis for new global rules and norms around digital trade"Nigel Cory
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
"Savita died because religious objections were given more value than her life."Shannon Kowalski and Susan Wood
International Women’s Health Coalition
""God willing, next year we will celebrate this event again, hoping that the reconstruction of the city will have progressed.""Najim al-Jibouri
Military Commander in Mosul
"“The substance is very stable. It can be washed away by rain, it can evaporate under the sun. But it won’t decompose.""Vladimir Uglev
""If we want the best for our children, we need to want the best for all our teachers too.""Małgorzata Kulesza
Teacher in Poland
"People in Europe worry about migration for sure. But their attitudes to it are complex and open to change"Benjamin Ward
Deputy Europe and Central Asia Director, Human Rights Watch
"If there is peace between Ethiopian and Eritrean people, the horn of Africa region will be a region of peace and development."
Flooding misery continues in the US, with hundreds forced from their homes in Missouri because of rising waters in rain-swollen rivers. Scores of
Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes following heavy rains across South America. In Paraguay, several rivers have burst
Alcides Ghiggia, who scored the winning goal for Uruguay in the final of the 1950 World Cup, has died aged 88. The Uruguayan achieved legendary
Argentina legend Diego Maradona wants to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, according to reports in South America. Uruguayan journalist and
An Apple iPad which belonged to Pope Francis fetched 28,500 euros at auction on Tuesday, with proceeds going to a school for the poor in Uruguay, the
Mourners have gathered at Uruguay’s Legislative Palace to pay their their final respects to Eduardo Galeano. The journalist and author died earlier
Eduardo Galeano, an anti-capitalist, leading voice of the Latin American left, has died in Montevideo, aged 74. Perhaps best known for his 1971 book
Uruguay has sworn in Tabare Vazquez as President replacing one leftist leader with another. As the outgoing but ever popular Jose Mujica presented
An ex-spy who exposed an alleged cover up by Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez has been accused of running a smuggling ring. Antonio Stiuso
Six former Guantanamo inmates arrive in Uruguay for resettlement in single largest prisoner transfer from the controversial US detention facility since 2009.
Leftist cancer specialist Tabare Vasquez is back at the helm of Uruguay, after easily winning Sunday’s run-off presidential election.
Seventy-five-year-old Tabare Vazquez has won Uruguay’s presidential run-off, allowing the leftist ruling coalition to extend its decade in power
Uruguay’s President José Mujica has called FIFA “a gang of old sons of bitches” in response to sanctions the organisation issued to Luis Suarez
Hosts Brazil qualified for the quarter-finals of the World Cup on Saturday after beating Chile 3-2 in a nail-biting penalty shootout.
The stage is set and the actors are waiting in the wings. The last 16 matches of the 2014 World Cup are upon us.
Hosts Brazil take on Chile at the
It has become the bite that went around the world. More than two million tweets exploded onto Twitter following the now-infamous clash between
Getting clear feedback about progress can be a big help to students and in many countries this means giving marks. But is it really the best method
A humiliating and demoralising setback or a second chance at success; the debate over children repeating a year in school is complicated and emotive
British magazine The Economist has chosen Uruguay as its country of the year.
The title, explaining its decision (registration maybe required)
A 58-year-old Uruguayan man who disappeared four months ago in the remote Andes Mountains was found alive on Sunday, after he spent a brutal winter